Modern Gods by Nick Laird

By Nick Laird

A strong, thought-provoking novel approximately sisters who needs to reclaim themselves after their lives are dramatically upended from certainly one of our most interesting authors

Alison Donnelly has suffered for romance. nonetheless caught within the small Northern Irish city the place she used to be born, operating for her father’s actual property service provider, she hopes to choose up the items and get her lifestyles again jointly. Her sister Liz, a fiercely self sufficient university professor who lives in long island urban, is set to come back to Ulster for Alison’s moment marriage ceremony, earlier than heading to an island off the coast of Papua New Guinea to make a television convey concerning the world’s most up-to-date religion.

Both sisters’ lives are approximately to be shaken aside. Alison wakes up the day after her marriage ceremony to discover that her new husband has a earlier neither of them can break out. In a rainforest at the different part of the planet, Liz reveals herself turning into more and more entangled within the eerie, charged international of Belef, the topic of her express, a charismatic middle-aged lady who's the chief of a shipment cult.

As glossy Gods ingeniously interweaves the tales of Liz and Alison, it turns into transparent that either sisters needs to easy methods to negotiate with the previous, with the sins of fanaticism, and judge simply what the residing owe to the useless. Laird’s courageous, cutting edge novel charts the intimacies and disappointments of a kin attempting to carry itself jointly, and the repercussions of historical past and faith.

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